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PPPC’s Dharamlall denies threatening to shoot IDB official

Even as the General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC), Clement Rohee prepares to summon one of his party’s parliamentarians, Nigel Dharamlall, to discuss an allegation that he threatened to shoot an official of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), his lawyer issued a denial.

“My client unequivocally denies any involvement in any criminal act,” said Attorney-at-Law, Glenn Hanoman in a brief statement.

Police have confirmed that they are investigating a report that Dharamlall some time last week at Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara threatened to shoot a man who works at the Guyana office of the hemispheric bank.

Labelling the information already in the public domain “sensational speculations and inaccurate information,” Hanoman urged said he and his client want the “matter to be thoroughly and professionally investigated.”

The Attorney said he has advised Dharamlall not to comment on issue or engage the media so as not to interfere or prejudice this process.

PPPC General Secretary, Rohee intends to ask Dharamlall, a PPP Central Committee member to meet with him on Tuesday to discuss the allegation. “I need to meet with him and talk with him about his version of the story,” Rohee told Demerara Waves Online News.

Police did not say whether Dharamlall had whipped out or brandished the gun or merely uttered threatening words only.

The IDB Representative in Guyana, Sophie Makonnen  has declined to comment on the incident at this time.

Dharamlall is a former Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Amerindian Affairs.

  • SYL

    some of these opposition cats shall feel the heat and self destruct. Its a different feeling to loose the power and privileges , which symbolizes the drivers’ seat and now to be in the back seat as a passenger. However cats let cool heads prevail. . .

  • george wiltshire

    Sin has devastated the lives of men. It is for things such as this that JESUS came into the world.Let us continue to pray for the brothers.

    • Col123

      the brotha is a convert….VS Naipaul said some rather disturbing statements about those who VOLUNTARY gave up their history, past beliefs, ritual , culture and holy sites..etc…..in a non fiction…”Beyond Belief.”.

  • ExPPP_Man

    He should resign until investigations are over.

  • rudeo

    I like this!…..not as other mortals…..hail May 11 2015